Controls & Settings guide

Google Play

Google Play restrictions allow you to set the maturity level of apps and set a PIN code for purchases.

What do I need?

A Google Play account (Email and Password).

Restrictions you can apply

Online Gaming

In-app purchasing

Apps access

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Step by Step Instructions

1

Go on to the Google Play app on your device. And select the three lines icon to open up the settings.

2

Scroll down and select ‘Settings’.

3

Select ‘Parental Controls’.

4

Switch the parental controls switch to ‘on’.

5

It will ask you to create a 4 digit PIN which will be needed to change the settings in the future. It will ask you to enter this twice for confirmation.

6

You then have the option to add restrictions to all the different types of content depending on the age of the child.

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